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Summit Christian School

First Time in my NEW CLASSROOM

I was so excited to get a chance to look around the new school building today and see where I'll be spending my student filled days starting August 22nd!

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Supply List

Today I'm going be working up my supply list for 2nd grade! It's so different than what I had the opportunity to do in Korea, I'm really looking forward to it! Thankfully I was able to see the previous teacher's supply list so I won't be starting from scratch. Here is what I came up… Continue reading Supply List

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Clinical Practice is Finally Starting!

https://youtu.be/PPUApG7m9SI    As I sit to consider this next season in life that I'm entering, I am really not sure what to expect. I've been working toward this for the past two years. So many obstacles have prevented me from reaching this milestone it almost doesn't seem like it's really (finally!) happening. I want to… Continue reading Clinical Practice is Finally Starting!

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Teacher Evaluations: a Reflection

"The goal [of teacher evaluation] is not to increase teachers' level of effort or to penalize struggling teachers, but to make teaching a fulfilling career and a profession that talented people aspire to enter and master" (The New Teacher Project, 2015) The prospect of being evaluated by someone who is much more skilled than I… Continue reading Teacher Evaluations: a Reflection

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High Stakes Assessments

CCS - Private International School, S. Korea vs. FCPCS - Charter School, Arizona Sitting down to write this I find that I am surprised. I am surprised because at the outset of this assignment I had expected one outcome, but found that my stereotype was, in fact (gasp!), wrong. I had been eager to research this… Continue reading High Stakes Assessments

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Formative Assessments

In this post I will be exploring ways to formatively assess my 2nd grade students as we aim to reach our third objective. You can see the full list of my objectives and the standard from which I developed them here.   Objective #3 2nd grade students will be able to log-on to Google Drive… Continue reading Formative Assessments

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Reflection on Unpacking a Standard

This week’s activities were by far the most challenging for me, and I think this whole program has been quite rigorous!  Why has it been so challenging? I think with my years of teaching experience I have been able to relate the things I have learned with Teach Now to the real life experiences I’ve… Continue reading Reflection on Unpacking a Standard

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My 1st Attempt at “Backward Mapping”

Here is my example of “Backward Mapping” for the California Common Core State Standard for grade 2, standard number 6: “With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including collaboration with peers” (Common Core State Standards California, 2013). I chose this standard to develop my unit… Continue reading My 1st Attempt at “Backward Mapping”